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Quality Craft Models D&RGW Narrow Gauge Caboose HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Highly detailed and builds a very accurate prototype. Features factory cut, milled and scored hardwood parts, a large number of cast metal details, brass ladder, metal stock as required, full decals and complete instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were larger and never sealed have been inventoried complete. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Studebaker Cupe Electro (Electric Coupe), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

Astro Flight Inc Electra-Fli - 45 Inch Wing Span Early Electric R/C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

The model includes the following aftermarket accessories: Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two and correct for this model) and Du-Bro 1.75" diameter "Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Wheels" (still factory sealed). The actual kit is a classic by AFI. Electric R/C flight was once pioneering and daring, and the remarkable performance of the Electra-Fli made it the hit of the 1972 Nationals. As the box says 'The Quiet Revolution Is Here!' Features simple and sturdy balsa construction, stable aerodynamics and snappy performance. Has numerous die-cut parts, fully formed landing gear struts, some plastic parts, hinges, hardware, full size plans and easy-to-follow instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. NOTE: this kit comes in a very sturdy box. It will be shipped in this box (with no external box) unless you specify otherwise.

Lindberg Japanese Fighter Mitsubishi A5M2 Zero, 1/48, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Early 1950s issue hardbox with wonderful Ray Gaedke illustration. Molded in correct silver and clear. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one inner gear door. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Huma Model Messerschmitt Me-309 V1/V2/V3 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

When the Me-209 was dismissed as the 109s successor, design work began on the 309. It was intended to be a high speed, long range heavy attack fighter with an ejection seat and pressurized cockpit. Four were built, but the RLM never assigned any priority to the project. By that time, jets showed more promise and work was stopped. The kit is well molded with all recessed panel line detail and has optional parts so you can build any of the first three prototypes. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K2-J Shidenkai George - 343rd Naval Kokutai 1st Lt. Kanno Tokushima 1945 / 343rd 1st Lt Oshibuchi Kanoya 1945, 1/72, 506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Inverted box art issue dated 1987. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit, pilot figure, centerline drop tank and a paint guide and markings for both aircraft listed.

Revell F-84F Thunderstreak - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/54, H215-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Pre 'S' first issue dated 1955, which is considered the 'Golden Age' of box artwork. From this superb example it is easy to see why the 'S' and Pre-'S' kits are so collectible. Inside, this well-molded model features fine surface detail, rotating wheels, cockpit & pilot and more. Includes the famous 'Revelving' clear globe stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F-2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$78   

1957 first issue with dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. The box is in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Color and gloss are perfect, as are the four corners. There are no price tags or tape and no marks from either (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). There is no fading, cuts, tears, stains or missing litho. The only flaws are very light wear, mainly on the edges. Molded in the correct gloss dark olive and black plastic. The kit inside is mint and never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat and 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1960s issue in the larger format box with black box sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this dramatic box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Zhengdefu French Giat Leclerc Motorized, 1/48, DF526

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Modern kit featuring very good detail, all motorizing hardware and gears, FE-130 electric motor and realistic drive through the flexible tracks. This is one of a vast number of detailed 1/48 scale motorized armor kits issued by Kitech and Zhengdefu.

DML Spad XIII (Spad 13) - 9th Aero Sq/USAS in Germany 1919 - Lt. Reed Chambers, 1/48, 5902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Very highly detailed model with 109 parts and a wide variety of photoetched details. Features the colorful decals of the box art aircraft flown by Lt. Chambers. Rigging instructions are included. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-84F Thunderstreak - With Bomb and Cart - Texas Air National Guard (camo) or Commanding Officer of 131 Tactical Fighter Wing Missouri Air Guard (Natural Finish), 1/48, 5432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

1984 issue. Well detailed and features optional position canopy and speed brakes, complete cockpit, detailed wheel wells, drop tanks, bomb load, bomb cart and pilot figure. Contains decals for camo or natural silver finish with very colorful markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or they have been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15D/DJ Eagle - USAF 12 TFS 18TFW PACAF / 32 TFS USAFE / 201Sq 2nd Air Wing JASDF / 202nd 5th AW JASDF / 203rd 2AW / 303rd 6AW - (F-15 / F-15D / F-15DJ), 1/72, K26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

Very finely molded and detailed model is widely considered one of if not the finest Eagle in 1/72 scale. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, realistic and very detailed intake and exhausts, optional position speed brake and canopy, gear well detail, drop tanks, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder load-outs, extensive decals for multiple aircraft and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1 - XV738 or XV739, 1/72, JS028-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$15   

Very well detailed model with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for two aircraft, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. This kit has not been started. The parts and decals are still in the factory sealed bag. The instructions are present but have some bug damage.

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Depot Hack - (ex Hubley / Gabriel), 1/20, 4023

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier from Gabriel). The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Includes cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes correct white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, numerous woodgrain decals including a full set for the body side, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The large metal and white plastic parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The kit is likely from the 1980s.

Huma Model Arado Ar-396 - Bagged, 1/72, 23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

The highly successful Ar-96 was an all metal aircraft designed by Walter Blume. It first flew in 1938 and quickly became the Luftwaffe's standard advanced trainer for the duration of WWII. The Ar-396 was a direct development of the Ar-96; the main difference was that it used less strategic materials. The Ar-396 A-1 was single-seat gunnery trainer that was powered by an Argus As 411 engine and built largely from wood. This model is the two seater version, which would appear to be the A-2 instrument trainer. Still factory sealed. Nicely molded model with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, crew, bomb load and more.

Minicraft Beechcraft Bonanza V35A - (ex Bandai), 1/48, 11609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

From quality Bandai molds. Features very fine all recessed panel lines. Nicely detailed with full interior, removable cowl and engine. Includes "N" registrations numbers and extensive striping for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell US Army Spitfire Mk5C, 1/32, H281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Hard-to-find 1975 issue. Features removable cowling panels and detailed Merlin engine, sliding clear canopy to show the detailed cockpit, movable control surfaces and retractable landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Faller Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP Motorized - Lindberg Atlantic Flight, 1/100, Lb 27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Molded in silver, black, red and with clear windows & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Pyro 1940 Ford Custom Convertible, 1/32, C297-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$36   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.